Kansas City News

Another Storm Takes Aim at Southern Great Plains

More than 30 tornadoes struck on Monday and Tuesday from Texas, Oklahoma and across the southern plains into Missouri, said meteorologists with the National Weather Service. While this weakening storm system is expected to roll into the Great Lakes region …

The Missouri River Is Just Going to Keep On Flooding: Viewpoint

The Missouri River used to be out of control. “It cuts corners, runs around at nights, fills itself with snags and traveling sandbars, lunches on levees, and swallows islands and small villages for dessert,” is how the humorist George Fitch …

Discrimination Lawsuits Continue to Plague Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, Mo., has settled four discrimination lawsuits filed by former part-time municipal prosecutors at a cost of more than $1 million since last July, and four similar lawsuits are still pending. The prosecutors’ office replaced part-time assistant prosecutors with …

Kansas City Red Light Camera Law in Question

A Missouri appeals court panel issued a ruling Tuesday that raises questions about the constitutionality of Kansas City’s red-light camera law. The Western District Missouri Court of Appeals on Tuesday reversed a decision by Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Dale …

Insurer Denies Coverage in Kansas City Diocese Settlement

A former insurance company for the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is seeking to avoid paying for priest sexual abuse settlements. The Chicago Insurance Co. said in a federal court filing Wednesday that it has no obligation to cover …

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Kansas City Explosion

The parents of a woman killed in a Kansas City restaurant explosion are suing several companies. Megan Cramer died Feb. 19 in a gas explosion that destroyed JJ’s restaurant and injured several other people. A drilling project was underway outside …

Appeals Court Cuts $6.5M Award to Officer

A Missouri appeals court threw out most of a $6.5 million judgment awarded to a former Kansas City police officer after he was fired. Danny Holmes received the $6.5 million judgment after he alleged in a lawsuit that he was …

Report Details Kansas City-Area Priest Sex Abuse Spending

The Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese spent more than $1 million over a four-month stretch last year to deal with allegations of sexual abuse by priests, according to a new report containing the most detailed figures the diocese has provided on …